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Summit will address: "Who is Big Ag?"

The Animal Agriculture Alliance will feature a panel discussion at its upcoming Stakeholders Summit May 8-9 in Crystal City, VA. FULL STORY »

National 4-H Council welcomes Mitch Head

Mitch Head As Chief Information Officer, Mitch Head will lead domestic and global technology strategies. FULL STORY »

Sirangelo to lead National 4-H Council

Jennifer Sirangelo is named executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National 4-H Council; Donald T Floyd, Jr. is retiring after 22 years with the organization. FULL STORY »

Operation Main Street celebrates eight years

Pork’s positive messages are reaching far beyond meeting rooms and classrooms. Operation Main Street (OMS) presentations have generated more than 800 news stories with a reach of almost 29 million people. FULL STORY »

NPB to meet with Texas pork producers

The National Pork Board (NPB) will travel next week to Texas, where more than one of every three residents is of Hispanic descent, to explore opportunities to market more pork to the growing Hispanic population in the United States. FULL STORY »

Vote now for USFRA farming and ranching winners

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has identified nine finalists in its ‘Faces of Farming & Ranching’ program. Consumers and other farmers and ranchers around the country are asked to vote online for their favorites. FULL STORY »

Passionate about perfection

Judy Hinck's passion for animals began at an early age. She would take her homework into the farrowing barn as she monitored sows at her family's farrow-to-finish operation in Iowa. She showed animals in 4-H and FFA. And now, as farrowing manager at CD Bell in Belleville, Ill., she is one of five winners in the national Honoring Pork Caregivers program. FULL STORY »

Minnesota pork producers' meeting set for Dec. 4

The 2012 annual meetings for the Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) and Minnesota Pork Board (MPB) will be Dec. 4 at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato. FULL STORY »

Livestock and poultry producers say RFS is ‘broken’

A coalition of livestock, poultry and dairy organizations on Friday expressed extreme disappointment in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) denial of a request to waive a federal law that mandates the level of ethanol to be blended into gasoline. According to the coalition, it is "abundantly clear that this law is broken, and we will explore remedies to fix it.” FULL STORY »

Baker named IPIC interim director

Rodney “Butch” Baker, DVM, senior clinician at the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine department, Iowa State University, will use his experience and expertise in swine veterinary medicine to help guide the center’s work. FULL STORY »

Animal agriculture demand No. 1 for U.S. soy

This year’s drought affected most of the United States and also impacted many domestic poultry and livestock farmers. Higher prices for soybeans leave animal ag partners to pay more at the feed mill. FULL STORY »

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